News18 will bring exclusive LIVE coverage of Snanayatra for its Odia audiences on News18 Odia. The Snanayatra is a bathing festival celebrated on the Purnima. As per rituals, the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra are brought out from the Jagannath Temple and taken in a procession to the Snana Bedi. The idols are showered with 108 pots of pious water and decorated for the devotees.
For ‘Snanayatra’ the first major event of Sri Jagannath Rathayatra of Puri, News18 Odia will Telecast LIVE rituals on 05th June’20 from 0600am onwards. Experienced preachers will be in the studio for LIVE commentary.
In Odisha, Rathayatra has been the biggest TV news programme as the occasion is considered supremely auspicious by the people of the state. This year, the annual fete will go ahead as per tradition, but without any congregation of devotees in view of the coronavirus crisis and the entry will be restricted to enter Bada Danda during the festival. People can watch the live proceedings of the festival on TV from the comfort of their homes. News18 Network remains committed to bringing to its regional audiences, news that matters to them.